Prospective Students

Visit Us!

If you’re ready to take the next step toward your DDS, we invite you to visit us! Come see for yourself what it means to be a member of the engaging and energetic dental community at Ohio State.

The College of Dentistry is located in Postle Hall, at the corner of Neil and West 12th Avenues, right in the heart of The Ohio State University campus. We invite you to attend an Admissions Overview Session, DDS Evening, ASDA Pre-Dent Day, or SNDA Impressions Day! All these visit opportunities are engaging and informative. Keep reading to learn more. 

Can't come to us...we may be coming to you! We visit campuses across Ohio and select out-of-state locations. We also offer Skype sessions for pre-dental and pre-health groups that cannot travel to campus. Although we would like to visit everyone, our time is limited. Please check our Admissions Calendar to see if we are coming to campus near you or contact our office to arrange a visit or Skype session. 

Admissions Overview Sessions

We are  offering interactive and informative Admissions Overview Sessions. These sessions will feature a comprehensive presentation by an admissions staff member. We hope to address the frequently asked questions we receive on a larger scale and provide our future applicants insights into the DDS admissions process. Following the presentation we will offer a 30 minute mini Postle Hall Tour. All sessions take place from 2:30-3:30 pm and the tour will take place from 3:30-4:00 pm. We ask that all attendees pre-register for the event. 

To register for an Admissions Overview Session, click on the date of the session you would like to attend. 

If you feel that your questions have not been answered from the Admissions Overview Session you may set up a one-on-one appointment. However, you may not set up a one-on-one appointment unless you have previously attended an Admissions Overview Session. Due to the nature of the admission cycle, individual overview sessions will end the first week of June and will resume in late December. 

The Admissions Overview Session dates are also listed in the Admissions Calendar.

All Admissions Overview Sessions will be held in:

Boucher Conference Room 
3089B Postle Hall 
305 W. 12th Avenue 
Columbus, OH 43210

Student National Dental Association (SNDA) Presents Impressions Day 2017

This half-day event is geared towards students that are underrepresented in the field of dentistry. The day will begin with a warm welcome from members of our College and will include a fun "hands-on" activity. Additionally, you will learn about the admissions process, hear from current students and alumni, and have the opportunity to tour Postle Hall. Refreshments (donuts and lunch) will be provided. This day is a great way to discover why a career in dentistry is for you! The 2017 SNDA Impressions day is scheduled for April 8, 2017 from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. Click here to register for Impressions Day. 

To learn more about SNDA visit snda.org.

American Student Dental Association Pre-Dent Day 2018

Join the OSU CoD ASDA Chapter for this informative and engaging event! Meet current DDS students, faculty, and staff. Learn the ins and outs of the admissions process. Participate in a hands-on activity. Take a tour of Postle Hall. Enjoy lunch with other pre-dental students and current DDS students. Pre-Dent Day 2018 date will be announced at a late date. The day will begin at 8:00 am and end following lunch at 12:30 pm. Refreshments (donuts and a lunch) are provided.

To learn more about ASDA visit asdanet.org.

Discover Dental School (DDS) Evening

A great way to learn more about The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and explore the #1 Job (as ranked by US News & World Reports) is to attend our Discover Dental School (DDS) Evening. The 2017 DDS Evening will be announced in the summer. 

Recruitment Events

If you can’t make a DDS Evening session or an individual visit, don’t worry! Throughout the year we visit college campuses both regionally and nationally. Meet one of our admissions representatives at a graduate and professional school fair, individual campus visit, organization presentation or health sciences fair. See our Admissions Calendar for a complete schedule of upcoming recruitment events at a college or university near you.